All That Heaven Allows

All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 Technicolor melodrama romance film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in a tale about a well-to-do widow and a younger landscape designer falling in love.wikipedia
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Rock Hudson

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All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 Technicolor melodrama romance film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in a tale about a well-to-do widow and a younger landscape designer falling in love.
Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer Jr.; November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American actor, who, according to TCM.com’s biography “epitomized Hollywood's classic matinee idol image...One of the most popular movie stars of his time, Hudson's screen career spanned five decades and was a shining example of Hollywood's classical "star system"-style career promotion ...” A prominent heartthrob of the Hollywood Golden Age, he achieved stardom with his role in Magnificent Obsession (1954), followed by All That Heaven Allows (1955), director Douglas Sirk’s self-described effort to re-create the success of Magnificent Obsession, and Giant (1956), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Jane Wyman

All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 Technicolor melodrama romance film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in a tale about a well-to-do widow and a younger landscape designer falling in love.
She was also featured opposite Rock Hudson in Magnificent Obsession (1954) and All That Heaven Allows (1955), both directed by Douglas Sirk.

Peg Fenwick

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The screenplay was written by Peg Fenwick based upon a story by Edna L. Lee and Harry Lee.
Margaret "Peg" McCray (also known as Peggy Thompson, Peggy or Peg Fenwick and Peg Padover; November 9, 1907 – November 5, 1987) was an American screenwriter and playwright who worked in the U.S. and French film industries, best known for writing the scripts for Whirlpool of Desire and All That Heaven Allows.

Douglas Sirk

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The film was directed by Douglas Sirk and produced by Ross Hunter.
In the 1950s, he achieved his greatest commercial success with film melodramas like Imitation of Life, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, Magnificent Obsession and A Time to Love and a Time to Die.

National Film Registry

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In 1995, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Agnes Moorehead

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She is best known for her role as Endora on the television series Bewitched, but she also has notable roles in films, including Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Dark Passage, All That Heaven Allows, Show Boat, and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

Virginia Grey

During the 1950s and 1960s, producer Ross Hunter frequently included Grey in his popular soap melodramas, such as All That Heaven Allows, Back Street and Madame X.

Gloria Talbott

She appeared in Crashout (1955), the Humphrey Bogart comedy We're No Angels (1955), Lucy Gallant (1955), and All That Heaven Allows (1955).

Jacqueline deWit

Jacqueline De Wit
Jacqueline deWit (September 26, 1912 – January 7, 1998) was an American film and TV character actress from Los Angeles who appeared in over two dozen films, including Spellbound (1945), The Snake Pit, The Damned Don't Cry!, Tea and Sympathy, All That Heaven Allows and Harper.

Ross Hunter

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The film was directed by Douglas Sirk and produced by Ross Hunter.
He produced One Desire (1955), a melodrama with Hudson and Anne Baxter, then All That Heaven Allows (1955), which reteamed Sirk, Hudson and Wyman.

William Reynolds (actor)

William Reynolds
He also appeared in the Douglas Sirk melodramas All That Heaven Allows (1955) and There's Always Tomorrow (1956).

Leigh Snowden

Snowden appeared in the films All That Heaven Allows, The Square Jungle, The Creature Walks Among Us, Outside the Law, I've Lived Before and Hot Rod Rumble in addition to television appearances.

Melodrama

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All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 Technicolor melodrama romance film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in a tale about a well-to-do widow and a younger landscape designer falling in love.
A director of 1950s melodrama films was Douglas Sirk who worked with Rock Hudson on Written on the Wind and All That Heaven Allows, both staples of the genre.

Far from Heaven

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Todd Haynes' Far from Heaven (2002) is an homage to Sirk's work, in particular All That Heaven Allows and Imitation of Life.
Haynes pays homage to the films of Douglas Sirk (especially 1955's All That Heaven Allows and 1959's Imitation of Life), and explores race, gender roles, sexual orientation, and class in the context of 1950s America.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Although Sirk's reputation waned in the 1960s — as he was dismissed as a director of dated and insubstantial Hollywood melodramas — it revived the 1970s with the praise of New German Cinema directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the publication of Jon Holliday's Sirk on Sirk, in which the filmmaker describes his aesthetic and social perspective — often subversive.
During this time, Fassbinder turned for a model to Hollywood melodrama, particularly the films German émigré Douglas Sirk made in Hollywood for Universal-International in the 1950s: All That Heaven Allows, Magnificent Obsession and Imitation of Life.

Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes' Far from Heaven (2002) is an homage to Sirk's work, in particular All That Heaven Allows and Imitation of Life.
Cathy and Raymond's relationship resembles Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson's inter-class love affair in All That Heaven Allows, and Cathy's relationship with Sybil, her African-American housekeeper (Viola Davis) recalls Lana Turner and Juanita Moore's friendship in Imitation of Life.